Month-By-Month Gardening in New England

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Written by Jacqueline Hériteau and Holly Hunter Stonehill, gardening experts in New England, the proven monthly format has helped gardeners experience more success and enjoyment from their gardens.

Includes the major gardening categories, from annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, including lawns, herbs, and vegetables.

The Month-by-Month series provides credible information on maintaining plants throughout the year in a specific region. ...

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Overview

Written by Jacqueline Hériteau and Holly Hunter Stonehill, gardening experts in New England, the proven monthly format has helped gardeners experience more success and enjoyment from their gardens.

Includes the major gardening categories, from annuals and perennials to trees and shrubs, including lawns, herbs, and vegetables.

The Month-by-Month series provides credible information on maintaining plants throughout the year in a specific region. These books contain monthly advice on what to do in the garden and when to do it, along with the author's personal recommendations on specific plants that perform well in the state.

Gardening is now the favorite leisure pastime in America. More homeowners are enjoying the beauty and satisfaction they derive from improving their home landscape.

Written by two gardening experts in New England, this edition in the Month-by-Month series shows gardeners of this regions what to do each month to have a beautiful garden all year long.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591861072
  • Publisher: Cool Springs Press
  • Publication date: 1/20/2005
  • Series: Month By Month Gardening Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 780,463
  • Product dimensions: 8.12 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Jacqueline Hériteau is one of America's most highly regarded garden writers. She has written more than thirty books on gardening and cooking and countless articles for magazines and newspapers. She was General Editor of The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Encyclopedia of Gardening and the recipient of the American Association of Nurserymen's Communicator of the Year Award. Jacqui is a Fellow of the Garden Writers Association.

Holly Hunter Stonehill is co-author of the New England Gardener's Guide with her mother Jacqueline Hériteau. Holly grew up in Connecticut in a family whose shared interests were gardening and cooking. She tended the vegetable plot and the flower gardens, gathered fruit for jellies and jams, and tasted and tested recipes for her mother's cookbooks. Holly has co-authored two cookbooks with Jacqui and a series of grow-and-cook-it herbs and spices calendars. She and lives and gardens with her family in northwest Connecticut.

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Table of Contents

The Benefits of a Month-by-Month Gardening Schedule 7
Good Gardening Practices 7
Climates and Microclimates 8
Light 9
Soil Preparation and Improvement 9
Starting a Raised Bed 10
Understanding Fertilizers 11
Planting Seasons 13
Watering 13
Mulch 13
Staking 14
Weeding 14
Keeping Your Garden Healthy 14
Pruning and Grooming 15
New England Gardening 15
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones 16
Chapter 1 Annuals & Biennials
Introduction 17
Planting Chart 21
January 24
February 26
March 28
April 30
May 32
June 34
July 36
August 38
September 40
October 42
November 43
December 44
Chapter 2 Bulbs, Corms, Rhizomes, & Tubers
Introduction 45
Planting Chart 50
January 52
February 54
March 56
April 58
May 60
June 62
July 64
August 66
September 68
October 70
November 72
December 74
Chapter 3 Herbs & Vegetables
Introduction 75
Planting Chart 80
January 85
February 86
March 88
April 90
May 92
June 94
July 96
August 98
September 100
October 102
November 103
December 104
Chapter 4 Houseplants
Introduction 105
Planting Chart 110
January 114
February 116
March 118
April 120
May 122
June 124
July 126
August 128
September 130
October 132
November 134
December 136
Chapter 5 Lawns
Introduction 137
Planting Chart 141
January 143
February 144
March 145
April 146
May 147
June 148
July 150
August 152
September 154
October 156
November 157
December 158
Chapter 6 Perennials
Introduction 159
Planting Chart 164
January 168
February 170
March 171
April 172
May 174
June 176
July 178
August 180
September 182
October 184
November 186
December 188
Chapter 7 Roses
Introduction 189
Planting Chart 194
January 196
February 198
March 200
April 202
May 204
June 206
July 208
August 210
September 212
October 214
November 216
December 218
Chapter 8 Shrubs
Introduction 219
Planting Chart 223
January 226
February 228
March 230
April 232
May 234
June 236
July 238
August 240
September 242
October 244
November 246
December 248
Chapter 9 Trees
Introduction 249
Planting Chart 254
January 258
February 260
March 262
April 264
May 266
June 268
July 270
August 272
September 274
October 276
November 278
December 280
Chapter 10 Vines, Ground Covers, & Ornamental Grasses
Introduction 281
Planting Chart 285
January 290
February 292
March 294
April 296
May 298
June 300
July 302
August 304
September 306
October 308
November 310
December 312
Chapter 11 Water and Bog Plants
Introduction 313
Planting Chart 316
January 318
February 320
March 322
April 324
May 326
June 328
July 330
August 332
September 334
October 336
November 338
December 340
Appendix
Pests, Diseases, & Controls 341
Public Gardens 348
Resources 355
Glossary 362
Bibliography 366
Botanical Index 367
Index 371
Meet the Authors 383
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